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Chiropractic Effective for TMJ Pain

Depew TMJ pain recoveryAs injury to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is frequently quite painful, we do our best to help our Depew patients find relief as quickly and effectively as possible. In fact, Dr. Palmer will tell you that the medical literature shows just how much chiropractic care can help ease pain in the TMJ.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With TMJ Pain and Discomfort

For example, one study published in Physiotherapy Theory and Practice included 15 participants with jaw pain who were treated with neck adjustments, middle-back adjustments, and trigger point therapy via dry needling. Individuals were evaluated prior to these therapies and at 15 days and two months post-treatment. The clinicians reported positive outcomes such as reduced pain, greater jaw movement, and lower disability at both follow-ups.

Another research study conducted an analysis of almost 800 papers involving manual and manipulative therapy for disorders such as TMJ and revealed similar findings. They concluded that there is a "fair...level of evidence" that chiropractic care can help ease symptoms associated with TMJ and other upper extremity disorders.

This is great news since the causes of TMJ are largely unknown. While trauma to the jaw or neck can cause pain symptoms, there are other sources to consider as well, such as bruxism, arthritis, and clenching of the jaw due to tension.

Dr. Palmer Can Help People Find Relief From TMJ Pain

No matter what is making your jaw ache, call Dr. Palmer now and schedule an appointment to come into our Depew office. We'll do our best to help you smile pain-free!

References

  • Gonzalez-Iglesias J et al. (2013, November). Mobilization with movement, thoracic spine manipulation, and dry needling for the management of temporomandibular disorder: a prospective case series. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice;29(8):586-95
  • Brantingham J et al. (2013, March-April). Manipulative and multimodal therapy for upper extremity and temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics;36(3):143-201
  • Oral Care. WebMD. Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/temporomandibular-disorders-tmd on November 2, 2015
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June 14, 2021
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